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From "Strader, William A." <>
Subject [users@httpd] Apache 2.2.3 Memory Usage
Date Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:14:38 GMT
Not sure if this is the right place to be asking but I thought I would try.

OK I am running Fedora Core 6 with Apache 2.2.3 (installed via yum).  The
server has 1.5gb RAM on a Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz (2666 MHz).  What
I am running into is I am getting like 12 or more httpd processes running.
Each processing using approximately 120mb RAM.  I am running the system with
prefork.c and here is the configu statement I have for it:

<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers       2
MinSpareServers    3
MaxSpareServers   10
ServerLimit      256
MaxClients       256
MaxRequestsPerChild  4000

I also have this line in my config:

MaxMemFree 30720

Now can anyone know me why I have so many httpd processes running at a given
time and why is each process using such a large amount of RAM.

The number of sites I am running on the server is 7 domains and 4 sub
domains so a total of 11 sites.  Any advice you can give me in helping me
possible reduce the amount of ram the system is using would greatly be

Billy Strader
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